How to Spend July 4th in Gulf Shores

The Alabama Coast does a bang-up job of celebrating Independence Day with plenty of all-American activities set around the area. If you visit Gulf Shores during the Fourth of July holiday, there’s no shortage of activities and events that will help you celebrate this country’s independence. Your holiday stay may be one for the scrapbook with a little planning.

Independence Day Fun at The Beach Club

Spectrum Resorts guests staying at The Beach Club Resort and Spa will have access to plenty of patriotic-themed events that the entire family can enjoy, so pack your red, white, and blue!

Let freedom ring with Fort Morgan’s largest fireworks display — Beachfront Fireworks Show at The Beach Club! Scheduled for July 4 at 9 p.m., guests look forward to our fireworks show every year.

Join the fun with the VIP Party on the beach from 7-9 p.m. on July 4 and you will already have reserved beach chairs for The Beach Club’s evening fireworks show. This fun, family party will include fire pits, s’mores, patriotic-themed glow items, goodie bags, music and fire entertainers — something for everyone at every age. VIP passes are available for $25/person and may be purchased by calling Excel Beach Services at 850-353-3276.

The Beach Club’s happening hangout, The Village Lawn, will also offer plenty of fun for July 4th visitors. Grab a delish dinner at one of the food trucks and listen to live music in a relaxing atmosphere. There’s space for the kiddos to run off some energy and play games while adults rest easy after a long beach day.

More July 4th Fun in Gulf Shores

If you decide to stray from your resort, the City of Gulf Shores Independence Day Celebration fireworks display begins at 9 p.m.Fireworks will be launched from the Gulf State Park Fishing and Education Pier.

For years, the Flora-Bama 4th of July Party has attracted many visitors, as well as locals, to nearby Perdido Key. This year will be no different with events starting on July 2 and running through July 4. Saturday’s lineup (July 2) is star-studded with scrumptious Bar-B-Q, the Miss Firecracker Bikini Contest, the annual Freedom Run and live music.

Pack up the family and head to The Wharf in Orange Beach for an Independence Day Street Party beginning at 5 p.m. on July 4 and going until the fireworks wrap it up at 8:45 p.m. Admission and parking are FREE, and activities range from $5-$10. Celebrate the holiday with tons of family-friendly activities like a bubble zone, bounce houses, a surf simulator, face painting, camel rides and, of course, a SPECTRA light show! Looking to get some exercise this holiday? The Wharf is also hosting the Shark Run, 5K Run and 5K Competitive Walk earlier in the day from 7-11 a.m.

Downtown OWA is also a great spot to enjoy Independence Day fireworks! Located in Foley (half an hour or less from Gulf Shores), OWA is a theme park, water park and entertainment district with shopping and restaurants. Fireworks will begin at 8:50 p.m.

Concierge Services at The Beach Club

Eliminate the hassle from your holiday beach trip by utilizing The Beach Mom’s Concierge Package. Allow The Beach Moms to shop for groceries and stock your condo’s pantry and fridge before you even arrive. They can arrange reservations at your favorite restaurants (on- or off-property), excursions, photo shoots or mid-stay condo cleanings. The list goes on and on with suggestions to free up your time plus add experiences and beautiful memories to your vacation.

If your family is on the hunt for the perfect destination to celebrate Independence Day, consider Gulf Shores and The Beach Club Resort and Spa. Your visit starts by booking one of Spectrum Resort’s upscale condos or cottages on the white-sand beaches of the Fort Morgan peninsula.